Tuesday, August 10, 2010

'cause there's beauty in the breakdown

this week's song 
for the challenge at Scrapping the Music 
is Frou Frou's  
Let Go

I didn't think I had any connection to the song,
so I wasn't going to do a piece this week.
but apparently I did...

this morning,
I was looking for some thank you cards I made
and I came across a bunch of pictures
taken by my friend Chad.

one photo in particular, 
a hummingbird in flight was my favorite
because hummingbirds remind me of my Mom 
who died in 2003 
and Chad knew this.
Chad gave me a custom 8"X10" print of this photo.

it was soon after that Chad decided that 
I should embrace photography
and gave me my first digital camera.
what a defining moment!

Chad also loved music, 
and was a budding musician.

one of his favorite bands was Frou Frou...

in 2004, Chad decided to take his life.
it was a huge loss of a generous spirit
 a brilliant and talented person.

this morning, it was as if he was talking to me.

so here's my piece for the STM challenge...

~ dedicated to Chad ~
 I miss you!

we've no time for later now...

that's my signature Linda music lyric background : .)
spray paint splatters,
a technique I learned in
Debee Ruiz's {Inspire Lovely} class last week
a feather I found in my friend  Mary's backyard,
Stamper's Anonymous clock stamp,
dymo'd lyrics,
deco tape,
paper flowers,
a piece of a doily from Sharmaine,
and a copy of
Chad's hummingbird photo.
(and yeah, its obviously my signature layout style {she chuckles})
I credit Estor for suggesting the black & white theme.
thanks Estor! : .)


jamie said...

sad for the loss of your friend but happy that you can remember him in your art!

jamie said...

sad for the loss of your friend but happy that you can remember him in your art!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

holy smokes woman could this be anymore touching and amazing???!!!???? Wowwwwwwwwwwww... I loveeeeeeeeeee that you dedicated it to your friend..and included the photo he took for you and the paint too!! AMAZING!! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with us!! YOU ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Penny said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful piece. I love the connections here. Even when you thought there were none.

Hugs to you My Phin

Marit said...

Your piece and your story gave me shivers down my spine... it's stunning and gorgeous and sad all at the same time... you made such a wonderful tribute!

Jeanet said...

This is simply beautiful!Love the splatters and that background!It is so precious!And so delicate!
So sorry for your loss, both, your mom and your friend!

Patricia said...

Linda, wow! The story behind this is beyond words. You put it perfectly into this LO. Cannot say enough how touching this is!

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Just one word for you... LOVE!!

Hi I'm Debee :) said...

Oh Linda, what a heartfelt story behind this beautiful piece ! I'm just so moved by it. I love the picture of the humming bird and even more the story of your dear friend. I'm so sorry for your loss in losing a dear friend. I'm sure he would be so very proud of you! And your splatters are amazing ;)
Thank you so much for sharing xoxo